AMD's dual-core Turion 64 coming by early 2006

Posted on Thursday, August 25 2005 @ 15:53 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
AMD said it will launch its dual-core mobile Turion 64 processors in early 2006, close to the launch of Intel's Yonah processors. The dual-core Turion 64 features the Socket S1 with 638 pins and will be AMD's first CPU with Pacifica Virtualization Technology.

The company further added it is in talks with Lenovo. According to AMD the PC vendor will soon start manufacturing ThinkPad notebooks based on AMD's Turion 64 platform.

AMD believes in future their mobile business will be able to match Intel's Centrino offerings, but they details regarding AMD's future plans are rather vague.

Earlier this week Intel shared lots of details on its upcoming Yonah processor at the Intel Developer Forum. Yonah will be a dual-core 65nm processor with 151 million transistors, a 667MHz FSB and 2MB shared L2 cache. Compared to the current single-core Dothan, Yonah will offer more performance and a lower power consumption due to many new features and optimizations. More details about Napa, the next-generation Centrino platform, can be read here.

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